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« on: April 02, 2006 11:19:01 AM »

Two new bags to share!

First is the latest in my Vintage Tea Towel collection and the first calendar one:

Do you remember 1972? (I sure don’t!)


I made this bag out of a scarf I found at value village, based on the directions found in a handbag book. Once I remember the name, I’ll add the title. I would say though that the directions after a while appeared to be designed to make you *not* want to make the bag, so I tossed them and did what commonsense told me to do.


Hope you enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2006 11:22:20 AM »

The scarf bag is gorgeous   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2006 11:27:00 AM »

o wow beautiful!! however did you make that scarf bag? i am in love!

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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2006 11:33:35 AM »

i LOVE the tea towel purse. totally something iwould buy.
the scarf purse is awesome too.

*wishes her sewing skills were more up to par*
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2006 11:56:13 AM »

I am totally in love!  Cheesy

I often find myself digging through scarves and old dish towels at Value Village, only to come to the conclusion that I don't have any projects in mind for them, so best to stop obsessively digging. Now I can dig with glee, for it is my mission to make some über cool bags like yours! Yay!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2006 12:17:32 PM »

Do you have a website where you sell your items?  I love them and need a new bag.
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2006 03:03:00 PM »

wow those are both gorgeous! love the scarf bag, soo pretty and I love the design
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2006 03:07:21 PM »

Was the scarf difficult to work with on the bag part?  I'm trying to imagine getting that secured to interfacing and using it; I always have trouble with wispy fabrics and have been wanting to use a scarf for a bag but am intimidated.  If you can comment on the level of difficulty I might be able to get myself to try it...

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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2006 07:05:54 PM »

Thanks guys! Glad you liked them.

Ok, found the book where I got the idea & pattern and *cough*crappy*cough* directions for the scarf purse. Making Handbags: Retro, Chic, Luxurious

The scarf was really easy to work with, actually. Lots of pins, and the interfacing (fusible) made the body section a cinch to sew. Basically you cut out the pieces for the bag sections in the lining and interfacing, then iron the interfacing onto the scarf and *then* cut out the scarf pieces along the edges of the interfacing. It makes the fabric much easier to work with.

I’ll do up a tutorial the next time I make one. No scarves kicking around at the moment, so no promises as to the promptness of this though.

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2006 07:19:07 PM »

Not only do I remember 1972, I think I remember my mom having that towel calendar up in 1972!  Either that or it was used as a dish towel in later years; but I do remember having it!

These are both gorgeous -- something to keep in mind for all the scarves I have lying around!

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